JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — A 33-year-old rock climber is dead after falling about 110 feet while rappelling down a rock formation in Joshua Tree National Park.
Park spokesman Joe Zarki said Tuesday that David Pinegar of Loomis, Calif. was pronounced dead after Monday afternoon’s fall.READ MORE: Some Parent Groups Proposing Monday School 'Sit-Outs' As Protest Against Vaccine Mandates
Zarki said Pinegar and a companion were rappelling down Saddle Rock, one of the tallest rock formations at the desert park, when he somehow fell as he was coming down.READ MORE: Section Of MacArthur Park To Close To Begin Repairs, Maintenance Work
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the cause of the accident.
Zarki said he had no information on Pinegar’s rock climbing experience.MORE NEWS: Fire Risk High As Winds Whip Up In Fontana
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